Import / Export



The longer the distance between loading and unloading points, the more sense there is in multimodal transport (air, sea, road, river, rail, etc.) or combined transport. SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL, freight forwarder, organizes, optimizes and manages the logistics chain for your international needs.

Based in Laval (Mayenne, 53) in the Pays de Loire region of France, SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL sees itself first and foremost as your partner rather than your service provider for all your import/export needs.

Thanks to the group’s expertise in container transport (TCM), pallet transport (TRM and Transports Coué) and logistics warehousing (ELM and Logistique Coué) for docking and/or storage of your goods, you benefit from the :




Versatility thanks to our own transport solutions with TCM and TRM. We have trucks permanently positioned in our secure parking lot in Le Havre. This means we can respond to port contingencies and prioritize your container in port.

Reactivity with a dedicated contact who will provide support tailored to your needs. You also benefit from the presence of SOTECAN’s customs specialist to help you with any questions you may have concerning your customs declarations.

Flexibility : Equiped with a reach stacker Our dry port in Laval (53, Mayenne) will give you flexibility when it comes to container drop off.

Our goal

We aim to offer a human and direct approach, reducing the number of intermediaries, and providing logistics and transport know-how entirely dedicated to your service.

In order to reduce the risk of parking and detention cost, we chose :

to have our own team of operating agents, based in Laval (53, Mayenne), as close as possible to the transport and logistics teams, for tenfold group synergy

to control all land-based operations in France, with the support of 32 TCM trucks and 50 container chassis and benefit from our network of transporters, Evolutrans, throughout France.

to find the best conditions for you with shipping lines (rates, transit time, etc.), as we are both a customer and a supplier to the companies (state, national and international).

Organisation, pilotage de la chaine logistique de vos flux internationaux

Our services

Freight forwarding: organization of international sea, air and road freight, from the most conventional to the most technical (ADR, temperature-controlled, etc.).

Customs brokerage: import/export formalities, advice, audit and organization of procedures

Tailor-made logistics with or without consolidation in our dedicated warehouses (Laval 53 Mayenne, Balgau 68 Haut-Rhin, Nîmes 30 Gard): general, high value-added, hazardous or customs goods

Pre- or post-carriage mainly in our own fleet in the west of France (containers, tarpaulins, vans), as well as multimodal solutions for a wide range of destinations.

Our strengths

Active member of the WCA, WWCA worldwide freight forwarding networks:

AEO accreditation in process

proximity to all Coué / TRM group services (tarpaulin transport, containers, logistics, support services, etc.)

a human-sized team dedicated to your needs, no matter their size

Wine and spirits supply chain specialist

SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL is your wine and spirits logistics specialist:

Pick-ups from all French and even European  wineries with a tailgate carrier, as close as possible to your suppliers’ business constraints

Secure and insulated storage warehouse to meet the specific requirements of your goods

Customized container packing with insulation kit, reinforcement cushions and lead to ensure smooth delivery to the other side of the world

An expertise of the whole logistic chain without subcontracting for a global control of your project

A dedicated and experienced team for the import/export management of your shipments.

SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL is a member World Wine Cargo Alliance (WWCA) network,which speciliases in the international logistics and supply chain of wine and spirits. France is a major hub for wine industry and we are happy to provide our customers and partners with solutions from and to our country.

Our Import / Export news

Participation au Top Logistics Europe 2024

Meet us at Top Logistics Europe 2024 in Saint Malo

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📢 Meet our Import - Export unit, SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL, at Top Logistics Europe 📅 june 19th and 20th 2024 ! 💡 We can discuss together about how we can assist you improve your global Logistics performance and decarbonisation of Supply…
Cargo on the sea Incoterm FCA

Why choose FCA incoterm over EXW incoterm ?

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The EXW 2020 incoterm is considered unsuitable for international trade, as it poses 2 major questions: The seller must recover the EXA in the outbound ECS, which corresponds to the customs declaration to justify the sale before tax. This…
Participation de Sotecan International aux rencontres WWCA 2024

Sotecan International at WWCA conference attendance in Bordeaux 2024 !

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D-30 before our first WWCA (World Wine Cargo Alliance) conference attendance in 📍 Bordeaux !  📅 From May 31st to June 3rd. 💬 Sarah will represent Sotecan International to discuss our very own solutions to optimize your import/export…
Groupe Coué-TRM 99.1% de taux de service Transport et Logistique 3PL

99,1 % Transport & Logistics 3PL service rate in 2023

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🧐 Every month we measure our 📈 3PL service rate with our customers for whom we store 📦 and transport 🚛 products (inventory management, transit times, picking, lead times, ...) 💪 Thanks to the investment of our logistics, transport…
Sotecan International certifiée RDE pour les opérations de douane

Sotecan International certified RDE for customs operations

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🚀 Certified Registered Customs Representative (RDE), our entity 𝗦𝗢𝗧𝗘𝗖𝗔𝗡 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 now offers companies a complete service in managing their import-export with the performance…
Nos camions gaz ont économisés 132 tonnes de CO2 en 2023

Our CNG trucks saved 132 tonnes of CO2 in 2023!

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🌍 Coué TRM group has been committed to sustainable development for several years, adopting an eco-responsible 🌱 approach in all aspects of its activities. One of the pillars of our environmental commitment is the transition to environmentally-friendly…
Exportation par container de matériels industriels géré

Export of industrial equipment to South Africa through our import/export structure

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⚡️ Live loading 🏗 of crates containing industrial equipment from our TCM entity in 📍 Laval to South Africa, organized by our SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL structure. Through our various activities in our Group Coué - TRM (Road Transport,…
notre expérience stockage des matières dangereuses

Our feedback on hazardous materials storage management

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📸 Round table on the life cycle of hazardous materials this tuesday, Nov 7 in Lyon, France An opportunity for our Sales Engineer specialized in this field to share with other chemical industry professionnals our feedback and day-to-day problems…
Sotecan International, freight forwarder air, sea, road

Sotecan International, freight forwarder import / export, air, sea, road

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Air, sea and road freight forwarder, our subsidiary Sotecan International supports you in managing your imports and exports. A subsidiary of our Coué-TRM group, also based in Laval (53 Mayenne), Sotecan International pools the know-how of…

Our TRM & TCM entities have signed up to Objective CO2!

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🌿 Aware of our environmental impact as a transport operator 🚛, we wanted to be able to participate, on our own scale, in the National Low Carbon Strategy (SNBC). 🌍 We are delighted to be able to share with you today the Objective CO2…

Do you want to expand internationally?

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🌍Do you want to expand internationally? ❓ Sotecan International can help you with all your projects ✅ With our integrated transport solutions 🚛 (tarpaulin, container carrier), logistics (hazardous and sensitive) 🏬 and customs procedures…

French head chef Julien Royer entrusts Sotecan International with the delivery of a Vintage Vehicle

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Julien Royer is a French head chef 👨‍🍳 , originally from Cantal in France, who for the past few years has been making a great culinary journey in Singapore 🇸🇬 his adopted city. Since the opening of his restaurant Odette, he has…

Sotecan International will attend the Intermodal America 2023 !

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We are happy to announce you that Sotecan International will attend the 2023 Intermodal America at Sau Paulo (Bresil), from Feb 28th to March 03rd. We are attending this conference under the World Wine Cargo Alliance umbrella. In few words,…

Sotecan International joined the WWCA network

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We are proud and happy to announce you that SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL is welcomed en joined World Wine Cargo Alliance (WWCA) network. WWCA is logistics network specialized in international logistics for wine and spirits. France is a major…

Coué Logistics approved as a bonded warehouse

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⚡ Logistique Coué warehouse 📦 has been approved as a customs transit warehouse. This new certification 🏅 allow us : ✅ to manage all imported and exported goods ↔️ outside the European Union ✅ to provide our customers with the…

All the best for 2023!

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🌟 We wish you a Happy New Year 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣3️⃣ and may it bring you and your loved ones Health, Happiness and Success !✨ #Overseas

Sotecan International at the Millennium Logistics Network Annual Conference 2022

SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL company attended this year in the 7th Millennium Logistics Network conference at Singapore. Represented by our network coordinator Karim HAMADACHE. After 2 years Covid, this event was an opportunity to our company to meet…

Our entity SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL at the WCA World Conference from 21 to 24 February 2022

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Rencontrez notre entité SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL 💬 à la prochaine conférence WCAworld qui aura lieu à 📍 Dubaï du 📅 21 et 24 Février 2022 pour échanger sur vos projets transport aérien, maritime, routier, multimodal,... Nous serons…
Anglais (USA) Solutions for the import of containers by sea transport

Are you having trouble importing your containers?

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[SOLUTIONS] Espace Navire for your supplies. You are an importer from Asia and have difficulties to supply your products via sea transport? Our Sotecan International teams have solutions to guarantee the shipment & delivery of your containers…

The Coué group organises your entire distribution chain :